Job Postings

The following positions have been sent to MSSA to be posted:

Listings found below:

  • San Jose State University
  • University of Louisville
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Clemson University
  • East Carolina State University
  • University of Portland
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

November 19, 2015


Specialization: Open Specialization, Criminal Justice, Criminology or Justice Studies Job Opening ID (JOID): 23473 Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Qualifications: Required—  Ph.D. with research and teaching agenda in any area of criminal justice, criminology, or justice studies.  Commitment to teaching excellence with technology integrated into teaching; ability to teach online classes  Active research agenda with strong potential for publications and funded research  Awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience Preferred—  Ability to teach research methods and statistics to undergraduate and graduate students  Substantive area is open, but candidates with research and teaching in policing, corrections, prosecution, legal studies, and/or justice and minority communities are particularly encouraged to apply  Strong record of teaching excellence  A global or international perspective in teaching and research Responsibilities:  Maintain effective teaching in the Justice Studies undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching required skills courses and providing guidance for graduate student research projects  Actively participate in departmental governance, including curricular development, planning and implementing departmental activities, and student support  Develop and maintain an active research and publishing agenda  Advise students, collaborate with other faculty, and perform professional service to the University, community, and academic profession  Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, religion, nationality, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 22, 2016 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application Procedure: For full consideration, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 15, 2015 at Please direct questions to: Chair James Lee Department of Justice Studies San Jose State University


The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position at rank of assistant professor beginning August 1, 2016 with specializations in both sociology of education and racial and ethnic relations.  PhD in Sociology must be completed by August, 2016.  Candidates with an orientation to grant-supported research and strong promise of research productivity and teaching excellence will be favored.  The department offers BA, BS, MA, and PhD degrees.   The University requires that all candidates apply online at (under Faculty/Administrator Positions,  Job ID: 32413).   Send cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Dr. Jonetta Weber, Sociology Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.  Inquiries to Postmark deadline is January 4, 2016.  The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity employer.

November 10, 2015


The College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for the position of Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The position, available August 1, 2016, includes academic, administrative, and leadership responsibilities for a department with 21 full-time faculty (thirteen sociologists and eight anthropologists), 150 undergraduate majors. The department also offers a Master of Arts in Sociology with approximately 15 graduate students. The position is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of associate/full professor, with the possibility of tenure upon appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualifications include: (1) an earned doctorate in Sociology or Anthropology and an appreciation and understanding of both disciplines; along with evidence of (2) scholarly achievement; (3) excellence in teaching; (4) a record of sound fiscal management of complex budgets; and (5) leadership abilities and strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions.  MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.  MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must complete an on-line application: Submission of application letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and research/creative activities statement must be attached via online system. Additionally, applicants must supply contact information (including email) for a minimum of three individuals (in the sections provided) that may be contacted at any point during the search for letters of recommendation and references. Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts, published articles, text or recordings that display their successful professional activity. Begin review date is November 9, 2015.

For additional position information, please call 615-898-5986 or go to



Clemson University. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions beginning on August 15, 2016.   We seek applicants with experience teaching introductory-level sociology courses, including Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems.  Additional expertise in the areas of marriage and family, education, social inequality, urban sociology, social psychology, theory, substance abuse, and/or criminology is especially welcome, although all areas of specialization will be considered.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach four classes per semester and will have a doctorate in sociology or a related field by the time the appointment begins.

Clemson University ( is a state land-grant institution with nearly 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our faculty members engage in outstanding scholarship and offer a collegial atmosphere. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has a high standard of instruction and strong expectations for teaching excellence. Thus, candidates should demonstrate significant potential for excellence in collegiate instruction. A complete application will include the following (1) a letter of application, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a teaching philosophy, along with teaching evaluations for two classes, and (4) the names and email addresses of three references. Electronic submissions (with all files in a single pdf file) are preferred and should be e-mailed to: Otherwise, hard copies of materials may be sent to:

Search and Screen Committee
Sociology Lecturer Position
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
132 Brackett Hall

Application review will begin on November 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.



The Department of Sociology at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 15, 2016.

We are seeking candidates who will contribute to East Carolina University’s mission of regional transformation through scholarship, including a willingness to adapt part of their broader research agenda to include research in the coastal plain of the southeastern United States. This could be accomplished through a number of sociological specialty areas including, but not limited to, environmental sociology, community and rural development, poverty and inequality, food and food security, race and ethnic inequality, aging, or health disparities as examples. Scholars who will work collaboratively with faculty in Sociology and related disciplines on campus to address regional issues are particularly valued.

We seek a colleague who will develop a nationally recognized research program, pursue external support to fund their research activities, contribute to graduate (MA) and undergraduate instruction in statistics and quantitative methodology, and perform departmental, university and professional service. Candidates with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Sociology is required. The successful candidate will have a well-defined research agenda, demonstrate evidence of and/or potential for acquiring external grants to support their research, and show potential to develop a nationally recognized research reputation through high quality publications in scholarly outlets. With respect to teaching, the successful candidate will be committed to developing innovative courses, to effective instruction and to mentoring students. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach quantitative analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels including an MA level introduction to applied multivariate modeling. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

To apply, candidates should complete a candidate profile and submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to two samples of scholarly writing preferably including a sole or first authored publication if available; and 4) statement of experience with funded research. In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to: Lisa Dozier Department of Sociology Brewster 415 Greenville, NC 27858. Screening will begin November 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Official transcript and original hard-copy reference letters are required upon employment.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY). Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.



The Department of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Portland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology with an emphasis on family and relationships, the ability to teach a course in Race and Ethnicity, and familiarity with qualitative methodology. Other desirable areas of expertise could include one or more of the following: medical sociology, environmental sociology, education, social change, ethnic studies, global sociology, or stratification and social inequality. We seek a dynamic colleague with a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching, a promising scholarly agenda, and the ability to teach a range of courses. A Ph.D. in sociology by the time of appointment is required. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their teaching interests and experience, as well as their professional goals. Additional materials should include a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference. All materials, except letters of reference, should be submitted through our online application system . Letters of reference should be submitted by email to . Questions and inquiries about the position can be directed to Martin A. Monto, Ph.D., Interim Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work, at (503) 943-7252 or . Application deadline is December 1, 2015 , with interviews in early 2016. Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 4000 students, with a mission of teaching, faith, and service, located in a thriving and innovative city and a scenic region. We are a national leader in student service and in students receiving Fulbright awards. We are an equal opportunity employer striving to employ personnel at all levels who will support and enhance our educational mission and purpose. University of Portland undergraduates include nearly 1100 students of color (32%). Nearly half of incoming freshmen identify themselves as Catholic. A background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures.



The faculty members in the Department of Public Policy in the College of Education and Public Policy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) seek applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health Systems Administration beginning August 2016. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Health Administration/Services Research/

Management/Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, or a related discipline. Advanced ABD applicants will also be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in health administration and health policy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The faculty in the interdisciplinary Department of Public Policy have backgrounds in Criminology, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Health, and Sociology. The department has approximately 400 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. A description of the department’s programs and courses can be found at

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering more than 200 prestigious IU and Purdue degree and certificate programs. More than 13,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities pursue their education on our 683-acre campus. IPFW combines challenging academic programs with student-centered flexibility at an affordable price. The university’s exemplary standards in teaching and research provide unparalleled value for career preparation and professional development in an ever-changing global market. The university’s commitment to service makes it an economic, cultural, and societal leader in the region. IPFW is located in Indiana’s second-largest city, Fort Wayne, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 475,000.  IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit via email a letter of interest, current vitae, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses (including emails), and telephone numbers of three references to:

Dr. Jospeter Mbuba, Chair
Health Administration Search Committee
Department of Public Policy
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne IN 46805-1499
Telephone: 260-481-6351 Fax: 260-481-6346

Candidates who are interviewed should prepare a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation.

IPFW is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology, with a focus on Global and Comparative Sociology, at the rank of Assistant Professor and a start of August 2016. SAC is an interdisciplinary department that serves the needs of a diverse student population.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology by the end of August 2016 as well as teaching and research experience in global sociology and/or international comparative sociology. We seek candidates who study economic, political, cultural and environmental globalization processes from a sociological perspective and/or those with expertise in international comparative sociology. Examples of subareas of expertise in international comparative sociology that may be given preference include health and well-being, aging, racial and cultural studies, and family sociology. Candidates should have an active international research agenda. The applicant should demonstrate experience or interest in global learning, internationalization of the curriculum, study abroad programs, and working with international students.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to both the general and applied sociology undergraduate and graduate programs by participating in curriculum design and by developing electives in the area of global and comparative sociology. For example, they will be expected to actively contribute to the Masters in Sociology program, possibly with an emphasis on globalization. They will also be expected to contribute to the core undergraduate program and the University’s general education program by teaching introductory sociology and by developing a global sociology course.

All applications must be made online at:

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and experiences, complete curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Denise Reiling (, or the Department Head (I), Dr. Kristine Ajrouch (

EMU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to join our active and collegial sociology program in August 2016. Position is contingent on funding.

The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, college and the university. Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment and evidence of a productive research agenda.

The specialization area is open, but we particularly encourage applicants with interests in any of the following areas: inequality (broadly defined), family, education, health, the environment and/or nonprofit studies. Additional preferred qualifications include experience using or teaching multiple research methods and teaching and mentoring in a university setting with a diverse student body.

Open Until Filled. Applicants must complete an employment application form located on The University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at Through that website, applicants must also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until finalists are selected. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

Hattiesburg is known as the “Hub City” because of its proximity to New Orleans and popular Florida and Alabama beaches. New Orleans culture is a strong influence in the area, and Mardi Gras is an official university holiday. Hattiesburg features a range of restaurants from casual to formal dining, and live entertainment venues host local bands as well as visiting artists. There are also numerous outdoor opportunities, including the Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile walking, jogging, biking and equestrian trail, adjacent to the campus, in addition to nearby rivers, lakes and forests offering camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The city has been recognized by numerous publications as a top-ranked college town and retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, food and entertainment venues, low cost of living, and strong health care services. For more information on Hattiesburg, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University ( is seeking an assistant professor of Rural Sociology to begin Fall 2016. An earned doctoral degree is required in rural sociology, sociology, or equivalent. This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position intended to build capacity in our school’s social science expertise and interdisciplinary work in the areas of development sociology, community sociology, and environmental and natural resource sociology. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: processes of social change (domestic or international), inequality, food and agriculture, political economy/ecology, rural communities, including resilience and/or adaptation to climate change and other environmental and natural resource challenges. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, contribute to research goals of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, secure extramural funding, publish in refereed journals and other venues, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. Preferred qualifications include program, teaching, and research experience; experience working in interdisciplinary teams; and experience mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups. To see the full position description and for instructions for submitting an application, go to

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The university, the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Environment and Natural Resources are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, and we encourage all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.



Do you want to share your curiosity for understanding the social world with motivated students? The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Sociology position to begin August, 2016. We seek applications from individuals who will hold a Ph.D. in Sociology by time of appointment. Applicants from a closely related field will be considered, provided they can demonstrate the ability to teach core sociological courses.

The successful candidate will be required to teach a general education course on race and a course on social theory for our majors and minors, and will expected to teach courses in their area of specialization. Area of specialization is open, however preference may be given to candidates who can contribute to our program through a focus on applied sociology, sociological practice, community engagement and/or social inequalities.

The successful candidate will be foremost an inspirational teacher, role model, and mentor to students with varying career goals. They must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education and have the experience necessary to supervise and mentor undergraduate students. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods, have knowledge of or experience working with culturally diverse groups, have the potential to obtain research funding and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research activities are preferred.

Faculty at UW-L teach 12 hours (4 courses/3 preparations) per semester. The Department of Sociology values diversity and supports the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in its effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete application package will include: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), (4) statement of current and future research, (5) statement of teaching philosophy along with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) the names and contact information for three references. Specific details on how to submit all application materials can be found at the link listed below. If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in the hiring process, please contact Ms. Debra Holtschlag at (608)-785-8457 to make appropriate arrangements. Qualified candidates will join a productive 12-member department with a history of teaching excellence and outstanding mentorship. The Sociology Program serves 150 sociology majors, 85 sociology minors, and an interdisciplinary Criminal Justice minor with 100 students. The program is built around a strong core of foundational courses with the expectation of close student-instructor interaction, opportunities for in-depth participation by our students in all aspects of sociological research, and internship experiences. For more information about our program, or the Department of Sociology, see

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence.  We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.”   The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all.   UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2013 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-L is proud to be one of only 55 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest.  With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education.  There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives.  Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Employment will require a criminal background check.  A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.